War in Ukraine Highlights Critical US Dependencies on Russia-China Axis

War in Ukraine Highlights Critical US Dependencies on Russia-China Axis By Jeff Ferry and Amanda Mayoral   Summary Points The Russian invasion of Ukraine reveals the weakness of US industrial strategy and our over-reliance on imports in manufactured goods and raw materials. The US is import-dependent in many industries critical to US national security. A…

LG Announces U.S. Solar Factory Closure Just Weeks After Biden Guts 201 Solar Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement after LG Electronics Inc. announced it was exiting the global solar panel business, a decision that will impact 160 employees and roughly 60 contract workers at LG’s corporate campus in Huntsville, Alabama, where the company has been assembling solar panels since 2018.…

Diverse Coalition Condemns Corporate Sponsorship of China’s Genocide Games

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the Beijing 2022 Closing Ceremony, a diverse coalition of human rights groups and bipartisan organizations representing U.S. industry and workers issued a joint statement condemning America’s largest corporations for sponsoring the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China. Despite international calls from human rights advocates, governments of democratic nations, and ample…

CPA Calls for Full 301 Tariff Implementation in Light of China’s Violation of Phase One Deal

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today called on the Biden administration to fully implement all tariffs the U.S. government imposed on China pursuant to Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act in light of China’s violation of the Phase One deal. As part of this enforceable agreement, China pledged to increase…

CPA Urges Commerce to Investigate Illegal Chinese Circumvention

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released a statement in support of a petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., a U.S. headquartered company that manufactures solely in America, requesting that the U.S. Department of Commerce close a loophole that is being exploited by Chinese companies operating in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia…

CPA Applauds Passage of House China Competition Bill

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the House passage of the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521), the House’s China competition bill which contained a number of trade provisions that CPA supports and encouraged lawmakers to include. Specifically, the trade title of the House China competition bill represents a…

Biden Administration’s Gutting of 201 Solar Tariffs is a Gift to Beijing

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) heavily criticized the Biden administration’s decision to exclude bifacial solar panels in its extension of the Section 201 solar safeguard tariffs — a move that Bank of America bluntly called out as rendering the tariffs “largely toothless.” This decision is an outright rejection of the U.S.…